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Economic Divergence Within the Euro Area: Lessons for EMU Enlargement

In: The Euro and Economic Stability

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  • Agnès Bénassy-Quéré
  • Antoine Berthou
  • Lionel Fontagné

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The Euro and Economic Stability assesses the euro area’s merits as a shelter and the merits of euro assets as a safe haven and reviews the case for rapid euro adoption from a post-crisis view. Policymakers and economists provide relevant lessons from euro area divergences for future euro area members and, more generally, from the financial crisis, while banking representatives discuss post-crisis business models of banks in the area. Last but not least, a theoretical introductory chapter fills the gap between mainstream macroeconomic modelling and real-world decision-making.

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  • Agnès Bénassy-Quéré & Antoine Berthou & Lionel Fontagné, 2010. "Economic Divergence Within the Euro Area: Lessons for EMU Enlargement," Chapters, in: Ewald Nowotny & Peter Mooslechner & Doris Ritzberger-Grünwald (ed.), The Euro and Economic Stability, chapter 11, Edward Elgar Publishing.
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    5. Agnès Bénassy-Quéré & Edouard Turkisch, 2009. "The ECB Governing Council in an Enlarged Euro Area," Journal of Common Market Studies, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 47, pages 25-53, January.
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